Nashua News

August 26, 2022

Nashua's Mission

The Nashua Community fosters inspiring relationships, sets the foundation for life-long learning, and guides independent thinkers to achieve excellence.

Nashua Elementary

Home of the STARS!

9:15-4:10 M, T, W, F

10:00-4:10 Late Start Thursdays

Attendance Line: 321-5162

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 31- Curriculum Night, 6-7pm (see flyer below)

September 2nd - Teacher Professional Development Day- No School

September 5th - No School

Tuesday, September 6th - PTA Fundraiser Starts

Wednesday, September 7th- Back to the Future Day- Wear your Staley gear!

Friday, September 9th- Patriot's Day Celebration- more information to come

Tuesday, September 13th- PTA Turn Them in Tuesday

Thursday, September 15- First Late Start Thursday

Tuesday, September 20th- PTA fall fundraiser ends

Tuesday, September 20- PTA meeting, 6pm in the library

Wednesday, September 28th- School Picture Day


This month's Late Start Thursdays are on September 15, 22, and 29.


Please refer to the school calendar on our website for additional dates.

District Calendar Here

Join us for Nashua's Curriculum Night! (Recommended that only parents/guardians attend)

We look forward to this event that gives families an opportunity to understand what their child will learn this year, the grade-level expectations, and how to support their child in their learning at home.
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Congratulations to This Week's Superstars!

Meet Nashua Staff!

Nashua has incredible teachers who work tirelessly to help our students get smarter, feel cared for, and grow in so many ways! We also have many staff members who have a variety of roles in our school, all of whom care deeply for our Stars. Enjoy learning about new staff members within each newsletter!

Mrs. Margie Vroom

Mrs. Vroom is in her 24th year of teaching in North Kansas City Schools. This her 10th year of teaching at Nashua. She is married and has one daughter 27. She loves to travel and has been to 49 states and 5 countries.

She is always learning more about teaching and ways to empower children to be lifelong learners.

Mrs. Jennifer Tillock

Jennifer Tillock is the speech-language pathologist at Nashua. She graduated with her Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2000, and has worked at Nashua since 2010. Her passion is making children feel cared for and giving them a voice.

Jennifer enjoys living in the country with her husband and two daughters, 16 & 18, as well as two dogs, a cat, three goldfish, and fifteen chickens. Her youngest attends Staley and her oldest is attending Missouri Western University. Her hobbies include reading and writing fiction, baking, and crafts.

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Parent Resource Center

Hello! My name is Meghan Shipley, School Community Resource Specialist. My main role at Nashua is to help families get connected to resources and outside agencies throughout the Kansas City area. If your family is in need of clothing, food, shelter, or other needs, please click on the link. It is a simple way to mark what you need and I will be able to reach out and offer services. This form will be left up all year long. Feel free to utilize this tool anytime you may be in need!


https://forms.office.com/r/jAzgHwQ3g9

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Meal Changes for 2022-2023 School Year

The new school year comes with changes to how students purchase or receive school meals—a change that might be confusing to families who are used to meals being available at no charge since March 2020. To help in sharing this important information with your district's families, SNA has created a short video—available in both English and Spanish—that lays out these changes for this school year.


Video in English

Video in Spanish

School Breakfast & Lunch Updates

How can I pay my student's lunch account?

Use the My Payments Plus website to make your payments online. If you would prefer sending a check, please send it with your student in a sealed envelope with your students name, teacher name and student ID number to the café or you can drop off your payment at our front office with the requested information listed above.


New Cafe Pricing Starting in August 2022

Breakfast

Elementary student: $1.65

Secondary student: $1.70

Employee/Visitor: $2.40


Lunch

Elementary student: $2.90

Secondary student: $3.15

Employee/Visitor: $4.05


Milk: .60 cents


Free & Reduced Applications

U.S. Congress chose not to extend the waivers that allowed all students to eat free. Therefore, students who do not qualify, or have not applied for free or reduced meals, must pay full price for breakfast and lunch in the 2022-23 school year. Students may still qualify for Free/Reduced lunch but must apply online. You’ll notice a question in your enrollment process about FRL, but this is NOT an application and you’ll need to complete this process online. We encourage every family to complete the FRL application process as quickly as possible.


Click here for the complete flyer: Free & Reduced or go directly to the online application. You can also go to the District web site at www.nkcschools.org , click on Families, Family Resources, scroll down to Food & Nutrition services, and click apply here.

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Nashua Spirit Wear

The spirit wear store is now online!

Here is the link to order: Nashua Elementary School 2022 | TW Sportswear (MO) (itemorder.com)


22-23 PTA Memberships and Nashua Yearbooks are also available to purchase here: 2022-23 Nashua Elementary PTA Order Form - Cheddar Up

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Join Future Falcons!

See the flyer below with information about becoming a Future Falcon Club Member! There will be a table set up at tonight's Staley football game, or you can reach out via the information on the flyer.
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Back to the Future Staley Days

We are excited to celebrate Staley Back to the Future Days again this year! These will be on the first Wednesday of each month. Nashua students are invited to wear their Staley gear knowing that Staley students who were former Nashua Stars will be proudly wearing their Nashua gear or blue and yellow on these same days

Falcon Spirit Wear

The link below is to the online Staley HS spirit wear store. They also sell spirit wear at all home football games and at athletic events in the Fieldhouse.


Staley High School spirit store


Go Falcons!

Attendance Reminders

As we begin a new school year, attendance information from the school handbook serves as a good reminder for how important this is to your child's success!


Regular attendance and punctuality help students develop and maintain a good attitude toward school and relate positively toward school achievement. Tardiness and absences can be upsetting for students, disrupting their schedules, requiring readjustment to the class routine, and interfering with learning. It is important that your child attends school on time, every day. School attendance for school­ age children is compulsory by Missouri law. State guidelines deem attendance rates of 95% or better as necessary for optimal learning. If attendance is below 93%, our school attendance team will work with your family to develop a plan for increased attendance.


• If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the school’s attendance line at 816-321­-5162 by 9:30 a.m. on the day of your child’s absence. If no contact is made by 9:30 a.m., every attempt will be made to reach a parent or emergency contact to verify the reason for the absence to ensure the child’s safety and parent awareness of their child’s whereabouts.

• Parents will need to check students in through the school office if he/she is late to school.

• Keep your child home if he/she complains of severe sore throat or headache, vomiting, or has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Be sure that your child’s temperature is less than 100 degrees for 24 hours before returning to school.

• Report absences due to a contagious disease to the school health office so that precautionary measures may be taken for those who may have been exposed. When students are too ill to remain in school, parents will be notified.

• Perfect attendance means a child is present every minute of every day (on time),

regardless of the nature of an absence (i.e. Take your child to work day, verified illnesses, verified family emergencies, out of town). There will be monthly perfect attendance recognition from the office. Students with perfect attendance for the entire year will be recognized in May.

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Hope Fest 2022

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Academic Calendar for 2022-2023

Full updated calendars are available on our district website:

2022-23 Academic Calendar

The Late Start Thursday schedule will continue for the 2022-23 school year. Thank you to all who shared input on the survey given in late March. Responses demonstrated an even split in preference for late start Thursdays in comparison to other options. Many comments also highlighted this year as being unusual due to COVID, stating a desire for consistency. In addition, we know many families may have already made childcare arrangements for the upcoming year. Suggestions for improved use of the time will be considered and applied. NKC Schools will continue to work with our staff and families to determine how future adjustments to this schedule would best serve our 21,000 students.

Portrait of a Graduate

North Kansas City Schools will continue to implement our Portrait of a Graduate initiative this year. This program is designed to teach students different life skills that they can use to be successful. We look forward to communicating engaging ways that students will be asked to utilize the competencies in their learning throughout the year.

PTA Updates

Website: nashuapta.my-pta.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NashuaElementaryPTA
Twitter: twitter.com/nashuapta

Acting President: Danelle Bohan, pta.nashua@gmail.com

Vice President: We are looking for our next Vice President! If you think you would be interested, email pta.nashua@gmail.com for more information!

Secretary: Megan Micek, fundraiser.nashua@gmail.com

Treasurer: Jen Masoner, treasurer.nashua@gmail.com


The treasurer will be collecting from the Drop Box in the office and dropping off checks on Thursdays this year. Expect a 1 week turn around for requests. If you need to have something expedited, please email her directly.

22-23 Spirit Wear: Grab your gear! The Nashua spirit wear online store is now open. The store features Nashua t-shirts, hoodies, ball caps, bags and more! The deadline to purchase is Wednesday, Sept. 7. Click here to shop!

22-23 Yearbook Purchases: Nashua yearbooks are being sold online for $15. Click hereto purchase. If paying by cash or check, please print, fill out and send this order formwith payment to school with your student. Make checks payable to Nashua PTA.

Classroom Sign Ups: Volunteer and get involved for your class throughout the year! Click the sign up link for more information! Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084bafaf2aa6ff2-classroom1

Labels: Save the date for the first Turn Them in Tuesday Labels Day Tuesday, September 13! More details coming soon! Please contact Amanda Timmermeyer with questions: phillipamanda2007@yahoo.com

*A note about Labels: When turning in Coke Rewards please only send coke caps and Coke Rewards from the boxes or the plastic Coke labels. Please don't send in any other bottle caps which includes but not limited to: Pepsi, water bottles, Gatorades, Powerade, milk jugs, or any other bottle caps. Also when turning in Box Tops, please make sure they are only the pink box tops and are not already expired. Do not send the blue ones, those need to be scanned using the app!

Thank you for your support! You can also support Nashua with these apps:

Get involved in the PTA!

Have you thought about getting involved in Nashua's PTA? We have several positions open for the 22-23 school year. We would love to help you find the right fit for you! Click hereto see what’s available and sign up!

Memberships: You can join the Nashua PTA and order 2021-22 Nashua yearbooks online through our Cheddar Up site. Individual memberships are $6 and yearbooks $15. A PTA membership does not commit you to a chair position or volunteering, but it ensures you have a voice and your vote counts! If you would like to be a Nashua PTA business member and receive recognition on our emails and social media pages, you can join for $10. CLICK HERE to order. If paying by cash or check, please print, fill out and send this order form with payment to school with your student. Make checks payable to Nashua PTA.

⭐We invite you to become a Business Member for the 22-23 school year and be recognized on the PTA website, emails and social media! Click here to purchase 21-22 Business Memberships for $10.

Open Positions: We need PTA volunteers for the 22-23 school year! Visit nashuapta.my-pta.org, click on Contact Us, and look for the yellow highlighting (job descriptions are included). If you are interested in any of the positions or have questions, please e-mail Danelle at pta.nashua@gmail.com. Thanks!

PTA Meeting: Join us for the first Nashua PTA meeting of the school year at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Nashua Elementary School library!

Restaurant Night: Save the date for the next Restaurant Night supporting Nashua 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Boardwalk Chipotle! Stay tuned for a flier and more details at a later date!

Register with the PTA website to receive emails and view protected tabs! We encourage all new and returning families to visit the Nashua PTA website at http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/. If you are a new family or not signed up to receive emails, please click “Register” on the homepage and submit your email address. The PTA shares emails on upcoming events and important items.

Room Party Fee: Because of the excellent fundraising of the past couple years, we've eliminated room fees again this year!

Staff Favorites: Need teacher or staff gift ideas? In the next few weeks, the 22-23 Staff Favorites list will be posted to the PTA website! Visit the PTA website, http://nashuapta.my-pta.org/, login on the left hand side by clicking “Secure Login.” After you login, click the Staff Survey tab and find a list of teacher and staff favorites! If you don’t have a login for the PTA website, click “Register here.”

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Student Arrival- Important!

There is no student supervision before 9am on regular school mornings, and before 9:45am on Late Start Thursday mornings. Please do not drop your child off by car in front of the building. If your child will arrive at school by car, please follow our drop-off procedure for car riders. If your child is a walker, please ensure that the time they leave home does not have them arriving at school before our doors open. This is critical for student safety, to ensure that they are not waiting unsupervised, and is also important when the weather becomes colder so that students aren’t waiting outside for extended periods of time.

Picking Students Up Late

If your child did not get picked up on time from the car rider line and they are waiting in the office, please pull into the bus loop, park your car, and come inside to sign your child out in the office. Thank you!

Reminders about Car Rider Dropoff


  • Please ensure that your students are prepared to get out of the vehicle before you pull up to stop (ready to get out with backpacks, water bottles, etc.)
  • If your child is reluctant to exit the vehicle, or if they are unprepared to exit the vehicle for any reason, please pull forward and to the left side while you resolve the issue, so that the line can continue to progress
  • For safety reasons, students should exit the car on the passenger side.
  • To avoid your child receiving a tardy and impacting their attendance, please attempt to complete drop-off before 9:12

Car Rider Line Procedure

To ensure safety and fair, quick car rider procedures during arrival and dismissal, we ask that all families adhere to the car rider procedure on the map below.


Car riders will access their line from the westbound lane of 114th street by way of McGee street. The NKC buses will access the bus loop by driving eastbound on 114th street.


In addition, if you are lining up early for dismissal, we ask that you not block driveways and mailboxes along 114th street or McGee street.


Thank you so much for your cooperation, as this helps for a smoother dismissal for everyone.

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